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  • His favourite word is health.

Liberal MP for Don Valley West (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 54% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Our world is changing. Today I experienced one of the most moving moments I have had as an MP, perhaps as an adult.… https://t.co/avuV1HaarF

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Glad to spend my last day in Ottawa before the summer recess with colleagues from the National Assembly of Kenya’s… https://t.co/FVtgaCRyGf

Posted on Twitter Great turnout and perfect weather at the @owenpublic Spring Fling! Happy to sponsor the bouncy castle this year. https://t.co/KBhQT00r14

Posted on Twitter Thanks @KirstyDuncanMP for your leadership in bringing the Accessible Canada Act to the House today. Ground-breakin… https://t.co/IRvzOPm47A

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted Yes on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

Posted on Twitter Celebrating #Pride2018 🏳️‍🌈 on the Hill today with @JustinTrudeau and many of my fellow MPs. A great way to end ano… https://t.co/sPqi2fFfXh

Posted on Twitter But as we do that, we need to keep Canada a welcoming place knowing that refugees are part of building this country… https://t.co/loey1v8vSC

This week

Spoke in the House on Canada Summer Jobs Program Mr. Speaker, with rumours of adjournment, this may be my last opportunity to thank this year's pages for their tremendous support, good humour, and patience. Some ...

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to mark the 70th anniversary of Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Founded in Don Valley West in 1948 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, the member has not had the experience I did when I was an MP from 2008 to 2011. When we look at the processing ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition was initiated by a citizen of Don Valley West, Vicki Fecteau, whom I congratulate for her tremendous advocacy. It is supported ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Youth Addictions and Mental Health Mr. Speaker, last week, I had the honour of holding a consultation on youth, addictions, and mental health at the Bellwood Health Services rehab centre in ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Toronto Vigil Mr. Speaker, on Sunday evening, I gathered with tens of thousands of Torontonians to remember the victims of the April 23 van attack. Ten candles burned ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I find myself in a great deal of agreement with the member. I thank him for raising the issues of both the tragedy of ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Immigration and Refugee Board's Appointment, Training and Complaint Processes I don't want the members to move for a minute. There are a couple of things I want to let you know. I'll let you know ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by indiablooms Canada: Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India, says Indian Consulate General in ... Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, dignitaries like John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Mi media nister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne ...

Mentioned by indiablooms Canada: Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India, says Indian Consulate General in ... Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, dignitaries like John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Mi media nister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Diplomatic dos: Labour Minister Hajdu marks Finland's centenary; Kazakhstan, Qatar celebrate Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, Finnish Ambassador Vesa Lehtonen, and Liberal MP Don Rusnak at Finland's 100th Independence Day celebration at the ambassador's home on Dec. 6. Photograph courtesy of Cynthia Münster. Pirjetta Manninen, spouse of the ambassador ...

Mentioned by The South Bayview Bulldog Lose your keys on Millwood? Here's a late photo/video mix MP Rob Oliphant had Premier Wynne at his side (and two gentlemen) for pictures at his New Year's levee Saturday at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on Lawrence Ave. Nice. But seriously, did you lose your keys on Millwood Rd. between Cleveland St. and ...

Mentioned by Hill Times 'Saddened and distressed': political Ottawa reacts to deaths of Apotex's Barry and Honey Sherman During the visit on Nov. 29, Liberal MP Rob Oliphant (Don Valley West, Ont.) said he struck up a conversation with Ms. Sherman, who resided in his Toronto-area riding, where she was her usual “passionate” self. It would be their last conversation ...

Mentioned by Hill Times 'Saddened and distressed': political Ottawa reacts to deaths of Apotex's Barry and Honey Sherman 29, Liberal MP Rob Oliphant (Don Valley West, Ont.) said he struck up a conversation with Ms. Sherman, who resided in his Toronto-area riding, where she was her usual “passionate” self. It would be their last conversation together. Ms. Sherman, 70, was ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Federal Government Policies and Guidelines Regarding Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants I'm afraid that's the end of your time. I just want to clarify to the committee what I said about the request for information. This committee ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Votes 1b and 5b under ... Good afternoon. I'm very happy to call to order the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security's 49th meeting in this Parliament and to welcome ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-22 Good afternoon. I call to order the 46th meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security for the consideration of Bill C-22, An ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-233 You, as members of this committee, have the chance to do the same thing we are modelling for you today, which is to work collaboratively to ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill S-201 Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will begin the presentation. Thank you, Mr. Chair and all the members of the committee, for this opportunity to appear before ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-22 Thank you, Deputy. I hope you see our committee as effective, and now magnanimous as well. I don't want the committee to move for a minute. ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Canada's National Security Framework I'm rusty at this. It's kind of fun. Thank you for your work, and because Mr. Karanicolas is here, I want to spend a bit of ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-607 An Act to establish the office of the Veterans' Ombudsman

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-533 An Act respecting a Srebrenica Remembrance Day